UC Irvine Law School students are doing more pro bono work amid the coronavirus crisis.
About 30 have taken on new projects involving humanitarian parole requests; tracking city and county activity on homelessness and housing insecurity; and delivering legal documents to seniors, among other work, according to Anna Davis, director of Pro Bono Programs at UCI Law.
A focus of the law school has always been such groups—students have logged more than 100,000 hours of pro bono work over the past decade—and new approaches are emerging amid social distancing and other restrictions.
“We’re continuing to do it … during these uncertain times,” Davis said.
The law school is in a five-year $65 million capital campaign to offer current students tuition-free degrees.